Posted by Sophie-Ha 18 days ago

Kim Sae Ron apologizes at her first trial for DUI and says she's the main breadwinner of her family


On March 8, the first trial for Kim Sae Ron's DUI took place, and the actress is facing a fine of 20 million KRW (15,168.19 USD).

During the trial, Kim Sae Ron (22) pleaded, "This will never happen again. I'm sorry. I regret my actions, and I'm reflecting on them. I've quit drinking and sold my car. I'm the breadwinner of my family, and it's been difficult for me to make ends meet. Please have mercy on me."

In response, many netizens are raising questions about Kim Sae Ron's statement that she is the breadwinner of the family. Kim Sae Ron's family consists of her father, mother, and younger sister, Kim Ye Ron, and Kim Ye Ron is also active as an actress.

There is not much known about Kim Sae Ron's father, but Kim Sae Ron's mother was born in 1980 and is still young at only 42 years old. Kim Sae Ron's mother was well known for looking youthful, and Kim Sae Ron often shared during shows that her mother "was a magazine model and she wanted to become a celebrity." But she gave birth to Kim Sae Ron, so she had to give up on her dreams.

Korean netizens are saying they do not understand how Kim Sae Ron is the breadwinner when her mother is still at a working age at 42 and raised questions about having financial difficulties.

Netizens commented, "How is she having a hard time making ends meet but she was driving a Range Rover?," "Does she not know what it means to have difficulties meeting ends meet?," "I don't think really knows what poverty is," "I think she wouldn't say something like that if she watched a documentary on people who live in those small rooms for studying," "Her mom is still young, how is she not working?" "She was driving imported foreign cars and she says she's having financial difficulty," "But she was showing off her luxurious home and expensive cars on tv, how is she having a hard time meeting ends meet?" "She should get consultation for welfare," and "Why is Kim Sae Ron the breadwinner when her mom is still young?" 

Meanwhile, Kim Sae Ron was caught drinking and driving when she ran into a guardrail, road verge, and transformer on the street of Gangnam on May 18 of last year. 

When the police arrived at the scene, she refused to take a breathalyzer test and requested that she be taken to a hospital for a blood test. Her Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was 0.2% at the time of the accident.

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Doodles4,252 pts 18 days ago 12
18 days ago

She said she quit drinking, but two weeks after the accident she was hosting a booze party... Sounds to me like she is trying to appeal to the judge by looking pitiful. She is not fooling anyone.

Just be glad you are only getting a fine and not prison, which is where you should be.

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trogdorthe8th13,381 pts 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I wonder if hard times technically alludes to "I can't keep up with the payments on my expensive home and cars now that people don't want to hire me". She needs to realize how severe that accident was, and how much worse it could have been. She took out a guardrail and did SEVERE damage, she's so incredibly lucky that no one was near the area of the crash or there absolutely would have been fatalities. Then to have the audacity to post a birthday party that was specifically advertised to her partygoers as a "drinking party"- but yet she's only now stopped drinking and reflecting on her actions? Now that the public has given her backlash, now that companies won't hire her for gigs, now that she can't get brand and endorsement deals? She may only be 22, but I guarantee that she didn't take into consideration that there are PLENTY of other young actresses (on top of the ones who are already popular or gaining acclaim) who are waiting in the wings. People without scandals and blatant disregard to public safety who will happily and comfortably slip into the roles that may have originally been considered for Kim Sae Ron. I have no pity for her being the "major bread winner" in her family- she clearly didn't take that into consideration when she made such brash and reckless decisions that could have killed people.

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